Monday, January 13, 2014

Persephone by: Kaitlin Bevis

Publication Date:
July 2012

There are worse things than death, worse people too.
The "talk" was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they're a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn't until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

My thoughts: 
This is a modern day spin on Greek mythology, which is something of late that I have enjoyed. Since reading Starcrossed by: Josephine Angelini, I craved more. This author did not let me down. Strong facts and characters make this book worth reading. Another surprise is that the main character doesn't even realize her fate or powers. I glad things got started quickly with no back story. Most of the time this kills me but I found in this case I was ready for a jump start and was not let down. 
Having Hades seemingly good in this is another thing that hasn't really been done before. And you will not believe the story with these two! The character Persephone is a teenager who is a bit quick to jump into things, not unlike most teenagers, but she really knows how to push some buttons. I think this is one of the best Mythology books I have gotten my hands on yet! 
I so want to read more by this author!!!!

My rating:
5 stars

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